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Bike Riding With Bush Gives White House Reporters New Perspective on President

By E&P Staff

Published: August 15, 2005 10:32 AM ET

NEW YORK Surely the comic highlight of President George W. Bush's mountain bike ride with seven journalists at his ranch this weekend occurred when USA Today writer Sal Ruibal stopped at a tree and urinated.

"Ruibal, don't worry,

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One wonders, but I'll restrain myself from asking the obvious question.


"The people want the president to be in a position to make good, crisp decisions.."

I'd be happy if he could make just one...

I'd be happy if he could make a coherent sentence, much less a "good, crisp decision" (whatever that means).

he was probably hungry and thinking about the Pringles in his lunchbox...

important, thoughtful, sensitive, life, balanced, good, crisp, decisions, healthy ... Somewhere I saw a Karl Rove list of good-sounding words that are to be worked into statements. These sentences were scripted as usual. Reminds me of pre-Internet days when you wrote an English 101 paper by looking up quotes on your topic in the concordance for your subject poet, strung them out on paper, and interspersed mostly mindless transitional stuff; the clothesline method. An A on such a paper was not unheard of. Bush here gets an A for pap. Others have described the deeply offensive, irresponsible nature of his comments.

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